Seneca

4 BC - 65 AD

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on death, fear, life, and men

Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 4

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on dogs, life, and war

What with our hooks, snares, nets, and dogs, we are at war with all living creatures, and nothing comes amiss but that which is either too cheap or too common; and all this is to gratify a fantastical palate.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on forgiveness, needs, and readiness

Who needs forgiveness, should the same extend with readiness.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on fortune and slavery

A great fortune is a great slavery.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on earth

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There is no easy way from the earth to the stars. -Non est ad astra mollis e terris via

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Hercules Furens, 437

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on madness and talent

There has not been any great talent without an element of madness. -Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: De tranquillitate animi, XVII.10

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A giant will keep his size even though he will have stood in a well. -Colossus magnitudinem suam servabit etiam si steterit in puteo

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on acting, complaints, life, purpose, and time

We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on wisdom

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He who seeks wisdom is a wise man; he who thinks he has found it is mad.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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